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Airport SkyTrain worker tests positive for coronavirus

091207 - Atlanta - An ATL SkyTrain moves down the rail Monday, December 7, 2009 as the airport prepared for the December 8th, grand opening of the new, state-of-the-art rental car center and the ATL SkyTrain. When the new facility opens, all rental car companies operating in the passenger terminal will move to the rental car center. The center will house all customer transaction counters and all vehicles for rental agencies that operate at Hartsfield-Jackson. John Spink, jspink@ajc.com.
091207 - Atlanta - An ATL SkyTrain moves down the rail Monday, December 7, 2009 as the airport prepared for the December 8th, grand opening of the new, state-of-the-art rental car center and the ATL SkyTrain. When the new facility opens, all rental car companies operating in the passenger terminal will move to the rental car center. The center will house all customer transaction counters and all vehicles for rental agencies that operate at Hartsfield-Jackson. John Spink, jspink@ajc.com.

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

A worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport who works on the SkyTrain has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the airport.

The SkyTrain takes travelers to the airport's rental car center and to the Georgia International Convention Center and nearby hotels at the Gateway Center.

The free above-ground Sky Train is mainly used by visitors to Atlanta, and is a separate system from the airport’s underground Plane Train that moves passengers between terminals and concourses.

The person who tested positive for COVID-19 works for Crystal Mover Services, which handles operations and maintenance of the SkyTrain system, according to the airport. Other workers are in self-quarantine.

The airport on Friday night took the SkyTrain out of service until April 3 and said shuttle buses would transport passengers to the rental car center and Georgia International Convention Center where the Gateway Center is also located.

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